San Jose was named 2016’s 6th Best Large City to Live in, in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub.com.
A WalletHub representative says they’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the right city for urban dwellers by evaluating the 62 largest U.S. cities in terms 31 relevant metrics, including health- and education-system quality, economic growth and tax burden.
San Jose ranked 7th [ (1=Best; 31=Avg.)] within the “Cities with the Fastest Growing Economies” category, 20th for “Job Market,” and 21 in “Local Economy & Taxes”–a ranking that places it higher than the national average score of 31.
Here’s a few other categories San Jose outpaced the rest of the country in:
- 3rd– “Most Diverse Cities in America” Ranking
- 2nd– School System Quality Score
- 7th– “Most and Least Educated Cities” Ranking
- 2nd– % of Adults in Excellent or Very Good Health
- 2nd– % of Adults Eating Vegetables Less than Once Daily
- 8th– Household Income Adjusted by Cost of Living
- 4th – “Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities” Ranking
- 1st – Percentage of the Population Smoking Daily
- 15th – Cholesterol Check
- 1st – Obesity
- 7th – Participation in Physical Activities